Our forecast for this Primera Division game:
Highlighted Player (Djené):
Djene Dakonam, originally from Dapaong, Togo, is a versatile player who can play as a central defender or right-back. He has become a key player for Getafe during the 2017/18 season. However, his journey to success was not easy and he had to patiently wait for his talents to be recognized. He started his football career as a youth player for Etoile Filante.
Spells in Benin and Cameroon with Tonnerre d’Abomey and Coton Sport, respectively, saw Djene Dakonam grab attention of Alcoron, who moved in to bring him to Spain in 2014. During two years in Spain Djene Dakonam made 59 league appearances before moving to Sint-Truidense. It was in Belgium that Djene Dakonam proved his defensive versatility and Getafe came calling the very next year, in 2017.
Djene proved to be an instant hit with the Azulones and is hoping a move to one of Europe’s biggest clubs will not be too far away for him. The likes of Arsenal and Tottenham have been sniffing around him during the summer transfer window in 2018 but were ultimately scared off by his £31 million release clause.
Celta Vigo has been highlighted as the team of focus.
Celta de Vigo, a football club from Vigo in the Galicia region of Spain, was established in 1923 through the merger of Real Club Fortuna de Vigo and Real Vigo Sporting. Between 1997 and 2003, Celta de Vigo rose to prominence in the Primera Division. The highlight was the 2003/2004 season when the club reached the knockout stage of the Champions League. However, they were relegated to the Segunda Division in the same season.
The home games of Celta de Vigo are played at the Estadio Balaidos stadium, which has a seating capacity of 31,800. The club’s colors are baby blue and white, and they are commonly referred to as Celtinas. Their main rival is Deportivo la Coruna, a club from the same region as Celta de Vigo.
Celta de Vigo’s most notable accomplishments include claiming the Intertoto cup in 2000 and making it to the finals of the Copa del Rey in 1948, 1994, and 2001. Some well-known players who have donned the Celta de Vigo jersey are Jordi Cruyff, Diego Costa, Sasa Illic, Makelele, Nene, and Sylvinho.